Kano state Ministry of health has banned 26 private health institutions operating without registration.
KANO FOCUS reports that the spokesperson of the ministry Hadiza Namadi announced this in a statement issued on Friday.
Namadi said “Kano State Ministry of Health has noticed with serious concern, the incessant proliferation of illegal Private Heath Training Institutions (PHTIs) in the State without recourse to extant regulations governing the establishment and operation of such schools as specified by regulatory bodies and other relevant authorities.
“It is of serious dismay to realize that some of those un-recognized institutions lack definite sites and offer dubious programmes against the established course curricula, while also extorting exorbitant fees on students and their parents.
“Suffice to indicate, this ugly trend is at the detriment of the people, educational development and efficiency of the entire health system.
“Consequently, the general public are hereby informed of the instant shut-down of all illegal Health Training Institutions (HTIs) in the State, pending the outcome of necessary investigations. These include the following.
The affected institutions are:
1. Unity College of Health Science & Technology, Dorayi Karama (K.G/Mai), Gwale LGA, Danbatta LGA.
2. Khalil College of Health Science & Technology, Zaria Road, Opp Gadar Lado
Darmanawa, Unguwa Uku Opp. Hisbah Office, Karkasara, Opp. Bilal Mosque, Tarauni LGA, Danbatta LGA, Wudil LGA.
3. Shamila College of Health Science & Technology, Gezawa LGA.
4. Autan Bawo College of Health Science & Technology, Rano LGA.
5. Trustee College of Health Science & Technology, Jakara, Dala LGA, Kano, Bachirawa, Ungoggo LGA, Kano.
6. Eagle College of Health Science & Technology, Bichi LGA.
7. Albakari College of Health Science & Technology, Rijiyar Zaki, Ungoggo LGA – Kano.
8. Jamatu College of Health Science & Technology, Kura LGA.
9. Savanna College of Health Science & Technology, Wudil LGA.
10. Institute of Health Education, Ahmadiyya, Opp. INEC Office.
11. Jamilu Chiroma College of Health Science & Technology, Kings-Garden, Zungero, Opp. Airport Road, S/Gari.
12. Sir Sanusi College of Health Science & Technology, Matan Fada Road.
13. Aminu Ado Bayero College of Health Science & Technology, Ado Bayero, Layout, Dandinshe Yamma, Dala LGA.
14. Awwab College of Health Science & Technology, Salanta, Gwale LGA.
15. Gwarzo Unity College of Health Science & Technology, Gwarzo LGA.
16. Al-wasa’u College of Health Science & Technology, T/Fulani, Nassarawa LGA, Kano
17. Kanima Academy, Layin Dan-kargo, Zangon Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano.
18. Muslim College of Health Science & Technology, Zungeru Road, Fagge LGA, Kano.
19. Utopia College of Health Science & Technology, Jigirya JSS, Yankaba, Nassarawa LGA, Kano.
20. Jama’a College of Health Science & Technology, Na’ibawa Yan-lemo, Tarauni, LGA, Kano.
21. Kausar Healthcare Academy, Jos Road, Beside Islamic Centre, T/Wada LGA, Kano.
22. Shanono College of Health Science & Technology, No. 33 Kofar Gari, Shanono LGA, Kano.
23. Institute of Basic Health Education, Jakara Guarden, Airport Road, Nassarawa LGA, Kano.
24. School of Health Technology, Habib Faruq Girls Sec. Sch., Gidan Kara, Kurna T/Fulani.
25. School of Health Technology, Bachirawa Special Primary School, Ungoggo, LGA.
26. Fudiyya School of Health Sciences, Danrimi, ‘Yan-babura Rijiyar Lemo, Fagge LGA.
Gov Yusuf rejects tribunal judgement, heads to appeal court
Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim
The Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has vowed to appeal the judgement of the governorship election tribunal which nullified his election and declared the APC candidate, Nasiru Yusuf Gawauna as the winner.
KANO FOCUS reports that Yusuf made the declaration on Wednesday night, while making a broadcast to the people of the state.
He said his legal team had been directed to appeal the judgement at the court of appeal in order to reclaim the mandate given to him by the people of the State.
He, therefore, Called on the good people of the state to remain calm and continue to be law abiding as security agents have been directed to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens.
“Let me assure you that the this government would continue to work for the development of the people of the state as the judgement will never dampen our spirit or discourage us from the good work we have started.” he said.
The Governor, who thanked the people of the state for their continued support and cooperation, urged them to go about with normal activities.
Kano records 5,800 cases of Diphtheria – UNICEF
Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Tuesday, said that Kano State has recorded 5,800 suspected cases of Diphtheria from January to date.
KANO FOCUS reports that the Head, UNICEF Field Office, Kano, Mr Rahama Mohammned-Farah, stated this in Kano during a one-day media orientation on Diphtheria outbreak.
The UN Agency said the cases were recorded in 39 local government areas of the state.
According to him, Kano State has the highest number of recorded cases in the country, adding that Diphtheria was a highly contagious and infectious disease that could cause death.
Mohammned-Farah stressed that proactive measures were necessary to stem the outbreak.
“Recently, we have seen a surge in the number of reported Diphtheria cases in Nigeria, and Nigeria is currently facing an outbreak that needs to be stopped and prevented.
“As of July, Diphtheria cases have been on the rise. As of last week, over 400 suspected cases with 11 deaths have been reported in Kano.
“Out of the 39 LGAs affected, eight are the most affected, including Ungogo with 2,651 cases; Dala 989, Fagge 943, Gwale 714, Kumbotso 713, Nasarawa 538, Kano Municipal 506 and Tarauni 269,” he said.
He said that 60.8 per cent of the suspected cases had been reported in children not vaccinated, which reinforced the critical need to address the issue of zero doses, especially in Kano State.
“UNICEF delivered 1.2 million vaccines to the Kano State Government in our continuing support to the government response to Diphtheria outbreak.
“Diphtheria outbreak is a threat to child survival, health and the wellbeing of children. UNICEF is collaborating with government and partners to respond to the emergency to save the lives of children affected.
“In Kano state, UNICEF supported Tetanus-Diphtheria reactive vaccination campaigns in February, April and August, vaccinating 23,200 children in round one.
“While 277,796 children vaccinated in round two and 29,500 others in round-3 of the exercise.
“We engaged 150 traditional leaders on Diphtheria outbreak and distribution of Diphtheria IEC materials, and deployed 1,500 VCMs to the worst affected LGAs to conduct house-to-house sensitisations and referral of suspected cases to health facilities.
“Media has a key role to play particularly in infection prevention, and risk communication and community engagement,” he said.
Also speaking, Dr Muhammad Nasir-Mahmoud, the Director-General, Kano State Primary Healthcare Management Board, said the state government had adopted drastic measures to curtail spread of the disease.
“We are committed towards educating the public about what is happening and the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has promised that Kano will be accorded priority in terms of vaccine distribution,” he said.
While describing the media as partners in the fight against Diphtheria, Nasir-Mahmoud urged them to support the campaign against the disease.
IPAC appeals to Kano governorship tribunal to be impartial
Mukhtar Yahya Usman
The Interparty Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) has urged the judges of the Kano election petition tribunal court to discharge its duties with utmost integrity and impartiality.
KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by the organization secretary Kano chapter Nuhu Idris on Tuesday.
IPAC also called upon the tribunal to consider each case diligently and ensure that all the parties involved are given equal opportunities to present their argument and evidence.
It could be recalled that the election tribunal has fixed Wednesday 20th September 2023 to deliver judgment on APC’s petition against Abba Kabir Yusuf.
A hearing notice issued by the Secretary of the election petition tribunal on Monday said the judgment would be delivered at 9.00 a.m., at the High Court of Miller Road in Kano.
Mr Idris said the organization has acknowledged the importance of the electoral process in a democratic society, where the voice and choice of the people are paramount.
He said the ongoing legal proceedings before the tribunal are a testament to the vibrancy of democracy and the resolve of citizens to seek redress through legal means.
“IPAC firmly believes that justice must not only be done but must also be seen to be done.
“We, Therefore, implore the tribunal to maintain transparency in its proceedings allowing the public and all concerned parties to have confidence in the outcome of the legal process, the statement said.
He added that it is essential that the tribunal’s decisions are guided by the rule of law and the facts presented, rather than any external influence.
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